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Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce new dates for the Foundations of DEI Certificate. This Certificate consists of seven modules, which do not need to be completed in order. A brief description of each module is below. To register for the DEI Certificate, please visit https://shop.rowan.edu/store/events/listings/40402. If a module is sold out or you are unable to attend due to your schedule, please be aware that we will be offering all modules again at a later date.

Module 1.1: Intercultural Development
Thursday, July 23, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We explore who we are- why differences matters, how to work across differences, how to identify differences, and how to leverage those to build collaborations and relationships that support all.


Module 1.2: Systems of Power and Privilege
Monday, July 27, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We explore systems of power and privilege, how those benefit some while marginalizing others, how they are institutionalized and intersectional.

Module 1.3: Understanding Culture
Wednesday, July 29, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We explore culture, and how cultural values inform beliefs and behaviors. We learn how to identify our own cultural norms, and how those influence our interactions and assumptions.

Module 1.4: Identity Work
Thursday, July 30, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We explore social identity categories, identify the ones to which we belong, and examine how this influences our experiences in the world.

Module 1.5: Implicit Bias
Wednesday, August 5, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We examine how unconscious or implicit biases we hold, based on our culture and identity groups, show up in our everyday actions and engage with strategies to uncover, explore, and counteract.

Module 1.6: Microaggressions & Inclusive Language
Thursday, August 13, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We extend the conversation about implicit bias into the ways it manifests in microagressions, language, and appropriation, while trying out strategies to increase the inclusiveness of our language and eliminate microagressions.

Module 1.7: Ally, Accomplice, Advocate
Monday, August 24, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We explore strategies to act as ally, accomplice, and advocate for our own groups, and for others, to build inclusive communities, and explore the tension between intent and impact.

Questions? Please contact us at DEI@rowan.edu.

Contact Information:

Monika Williams Shealey
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Senior Vice President

Penny McPherson-Myers
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vice President

Submitted By:

Name: Allison Gunn
Department: Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Title: Managing Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: gunn@rowan.edu

Approved By:

Name: Penny McPherson Myers
Department: Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Title: Vice President
E-Mail: mcphersonp@rowan.edu

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